Generally, I have a difficult time remembering my dreams. At best, I wake up with a vague feeling related to whatever tale my subconscious was spinning for me. But over the past week or so I’ve had a few dreams that have stuck with me even after waking . . . and they’ve been a little weird.
Unfortunately, one of them slipped away from my waking brain even now as I was preparing to write about it (yeah . . . they’re THAT slippery). But another has been repeating in slight variations, so it’s easier to get hold of.
The basic event in these dreams is that I have been accused of something terrible that I did not do. Sometimes it’s criminal, and I’m under investigation, sometimes it’s just causing a big problem among friends, but no matter the details, it is clear in the dream that I am wholly innocent . . . I just have to PROVE it!
Helping me to do this is an innate ability (super power?) to jump back exactly 2 hours in time. (To be clear, this is only in the dream . . . I don’t REALLY have this power . . . y’know, in case you were confused on that point.)
In the dreams, it’s well past the 2 hour point for me to undo whatever it is I’m being accused of, but I CAN use the power to make my arguments more clearly and arrange for proof that is suddenly and unexpectedly demanded. However, it’s still an incremental improvement. I’m slowly moving opinion in my favor . . . but each misstep I make, or each time new “evidence” is introduced, it hurts my credibility and I have to jump back in time again to clear it up.
The dreams play out almost like video games, where I’m trying to align all of the right information and evidence to prove my innocence . . . but every time I get close a new problem appears in my way.
I’ve had these dreams three times this past week. More, actually, because I know I’ve woken up in the middle of them on a number of occasions and then fallen back into the SAME dream upon getting back to sleep. I have no good real-life literal interpretation for them. There isn’t anything I’m feeling guilty about, or being accused of (that I know about, anyway) . . . and I don’t have any situation where I feel I’m having to prove myself over and over (unless you count my ongoing job hunt).
The nice thing is, even though these are stressful situations in the dreams, I don’t waken with that stress. Or, if I do feel stress, it’s the “playing a video game that you just can’t beat” stress, and not the “my life is being threatened” kind.